South Korean novelist, Kyung-sook Shin became the first woman to win the Man Asian Literary Prize, Asia’s most prestigious award for writers, for her novel ‘Please Look After Mom’. She received the amount of US$30,000 at the black tie dinner at The Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong. The translator of the novel is Chi-Young Kim. He also received a sum of US$5,000. This prize is the first for a South Korean writer.